Celebration of the 450th anniversary of the Union of Lublin will take place on 30 June 2019 in Lublin with the participation of the Marshals of the Sejm and the Senate, the Chairman of the Sejm and foreign guests. The anniversary concert in the Center for the Meeting of Cultures will feature a new work by Mikołaj Górecki – Missa for baritone solo, mixed choir and orchestra.
"Missa is based on Latin text. The five-part cycle is divided into three major movements: Kyrie and Gloria performed attacca, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei, between which resounds the silence of the mystery of Transubstantiation." – said the composer.
To highlight the rank and scope of the event from 450 years ago, the concert will be performed by combined ensembles from Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus: Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir of the Lublin Philharmonic, Choir of the Lviv Philharmonic "Gloria", Choir "Capella Sonorus" from Minsk, Mixed Choir of the Cathedral School in Riga and the Choir of the Academy of Music and Theater in Vilnius. The solo part will be performed by Vytautas Juozapaitis. The whole event will be led by Wojciech Rodek.
The rebroadcast of the concert is scheduled on the same day, 30 June at 11pm on TVP1.The celebration programme is available at:https://www.spotkaniakultur.com/pl/node/1582